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We are your new home for news and opinions from the Left Coast. Ethan Bearman hits you with numerous updates throughout the day based on what is happening in the news, YOUR INPUT, and guest interviews.

We are your new home for news and opinions from the Left Coast. Ethan Bearman hits you with numerous updates throughout the day based on what is happening in the news, YOUR INPUT, and guest interviews.


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We are your new home for news and opinions from the Left Coast. Ethan Bearman hits you with numerous updates throughout the day based on what is happening in the news, YOUR INPUT, and guest interviews.




Dispatch 45 Beto's Out - Interview with Politico's David Siders

Congressman Beto O'Rourke entered the presidential race with much fanfare on March 14, 2019 and suddenly announced the endo fo his campaign on Friday, November 1, 2019. There's still 100 days until the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primaries, so a lot can happen. Which of the remaining 17 Democratic Party primary contenders do you think will or SHOULD win? Plus my interview with Politico's National Political Reporter, David Siders, who had been embedded with the Beto campaign, on what went...


Vindman Validates Quid Pro Quo and How Whistleblowers Connect MeToo

The Trump Impeachment continues to move ahead with incredible testimony today from Colonel Vindman. Plus, there is a good reason why whistleblowers get special protection, and I connect it to the strong women who started the MeToo movement.


Dispatch 43 World Series Boos Trump with a Lock Him Up

President Trump got a taste of his own medicine last night when he was booed and received chants of "lock him up" at the MLB World Series Game 5 between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros in Washington, D.C. Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe/MSNBC and Sen. Chris Coons (D-CT) on CNN New Day with John Berman expressed their issues with it. I counter and explain why I'm okay with the chants. Plus, the leader of ISIS died over the weekend during a US Special Forces raid. I congratulate...


Dispatch 42 PG&E Turns Off The Power

Pacific Gas & Electric is responsible for over 100 deaths, tens of billions of dollars of damage, and tens of thousands of housing and other structures lost in Northern California. They're the public power monopoly. Today they turned off the power because winds were picking up. No government official, not the governor, not the PUC, not anyone has held them accountable. Only the bankruptcy judge has stood up to their ways. I say they need to be broken up and we need to rethink the entire...


Dispatch 41 Iowa Steak Fry Climate Crisis Strike

Friday was the Global Climate Crisis Strike with record attendance. Saturday was the Democratic Party Steak Fry where the candidates made their case while the latest Des Moines Register/CNN Poll came out with Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead, while statistically tied, with Vice President Joe Biden. How well do you trust these polls that sample only 602 likely Democratic caucusgoers? Plus, my conversation with radio professor emeritus and publisher of TALKERS, Michael Harrison from his WONK-FM...


Dispatch 40 Biden Campaign Climate Crisis

Dispatch 40 focuses on Joe Biden in the CNN's Climate Crisis Town Hall (don't worry I'll discuss the other candidates in the next episodes!) and his history as a climate leader. Plus, Germany has announced they'll ban glyphosate, the key chemical in Bayer/Monsanto's RoundUp and why that matters in relation to the Climate Crisis.


Dispatch 39 Gun Control Now

WARNING: Graphic opening first 22 seconds. Yet another mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, over the weekend with again, no action from Republicans to stem the horrific rise in mass shootings here in the United States. Only Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has announced a strong gun plan that includes removing all weapons of war from civilian hands to stop this terrorism of all of us. Please LIKE, COMMENT BELOW, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE!


Dispatch 38 More Bombshells About Epstein

The news continues to come out about pedophile rape ring leader Jeffrey Epstein's death and none of it is adding up. Broken bones in his neck, missing video, guards not doing their rounds, etc. I'm pleased to share my conversation with Former FBI Agent and acting Public Corruption Chief, Jeff Cortese. He sheds light on the investigative process and an explosive revelation regarding the potential motive of the guards! Take a listen, comment below, then please like, share with 3 friends, and...


Dispatch 37 Are We Heading Into A Recession

Major publications are starting to mention the R word - Recession. All while the markets are gyrating wildly and we hit new debt levels. My guest is Jordan Goodman, America's Money Answers Man to explain it all: what's happening in China, why our debt is really bad, what an inverse yield curve is and what it may mean, plus the jobless rate and why companies can't hire the people they need! Take a listen and then please like, share with 3 friends, and SUBSCRIBE, and comment below!


Dispatch 36 Trump Hates or Versus The World

I need your help. Should this be called Trump Hates The World or Trump Versus The World? The Trump Administration announced a new rule for the Endangered Species Act that allows economic consideration. So, If there's enough money to be made, then kill 'em all! Then today, the administration announced a new rule regarding LEGAL immigrants that if they receive government benefits for 12 months they can be booted out of the country. Plus, acting US Customs and Immigration Services Ken...


Dispatch 35 Epstein Death, A Conspiracy?

Pedophile sex trafficker rapist and ring leader, Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead this morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. Too many ultra-wealthy and powerful men were about to be exposed to legal liability for their participation in the rape of these girls. Epstein had to die. Who could be involved and can the case move forward? Take a listen and please let me know what you think in the comments below!


Dispatch 34 ICE Immigration Insanity

The Trumpublicans continue denying Trump's endless stream of invasion statements, ICE conducted massive raids at poultry processing plants in Mississippi - tearing families apart, and the most shameful deportation I've ever heard of ended in a man dying a horrifically painful death. Shame on us.


Dispatch 33 Ammo and Taxes

In the aftermath of the Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton mass shootings, we need solutions. California, yet again, leads the way: background checks to buy ammunition. And it works. Plus, the RNC is suing California over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their taxes to be place on the ballot for the primaries.


Dispatch 32 Trump Shootings Speech Fails

President Trump gave a teleprompter speech from the White House regarding his proposals for addressing the mass murders in America. He blames the Internet, violent games, and mental illness. No guns. Somehow other countries have those three, but not the unnamed fourth, and don't have the mass murders.


Dispatch 31 More Mass Shootings

Two more mass murders in 24 hours with a supremacist murdering at least 20 and injuring at least 26 in El Paso, TX. Then another attack in Dayton, OH killing at least 9, injuring 26. We must have gun control now. Ban semiautiomatics. Now.


Dispatch 30 Biden Is In

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced today that he is in to win, to get the Democratic Party nomination and defeat President Trump. His name recognition is there and the polls appear to be on his side, but can he win it?


Dispatch 29 Barr Blows Smoke Before Earth Day

Attorney General Bill Barr is a shill. With the full 400+ page Mueller Report out (redacted, of course) We The People can see the depravity of this administration and care-less attitude about laws and the country. Plus, it is Earth Day and there are things we MUST do today. To save ourselves.


Dispatch 28 Assange Black Hole

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had his asylum revoked from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and was immediately arrested. Will he be extradited to the US to face charges for conspiracy with Chelsea Manning? And as Assange faces a black hole, scientists around the world worked to finally capture an image of a black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. Why it's worth spending that money on science, even with our problems here on Earth.


Dispatch 27 Blond Bombs

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is out. She's done terrible things like the family separation policy, but her replacement might be much worse. Also, my wife and I watched The Inventor on HBO about Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. This story exemplifies the 1% and great ideas still need due diligence, not just family connections and a deeper voice.


Dispatch 26 The Border is US

The president threatened to shutdown the border with Mexico and just backtracked on that threat and shifted it to our stupid War on Drugs. I explain what's really going on the latest data/headlines, and an easy fix if people could get over their Othering.